Urban Artisan Boutique is located in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia at 239 Market St.
We were established in 2012, as a collection of french provincial inspired jewelry, made with textiles roses with a bohemian look. It later diversified to leather products: wallets, wristlets, purses and various types of unique handmade bags, and currently produces most of women’s apparel for Urban Artisan.
Along with local and nationwide artists, we sell our own, limited edition of EnRose brand jewelry, leather bags and clothing , all made in Philadelphia.
Our leather is US sourced and tanned in Maine and is provided by Tasman Leather Industries, an American household name when it comes to US leather suppliers which has over 70 years of experience and expertise.
Our bags are made with the most durable leather money can buy, we use full grain leather.
Full grain leather is the highest quality grade of leather available. It comes from the top layer of the hide and includes all of the natural grain.
The natural surface of full grain leather is unique - it tells a story and reveals natural imperfections, marks, and even light brands in the surface. Full grain leather is extremely strong and durable, as the natural grain contains the strongest fibers in the hide. While strong and durable, full grain leather remains extremely breathable, resulting in less moisture from prolonged contact.
If uniform is what you’re looking for, then this leather is not for you and you’re in luck with top grain or lower quality leather. The natural grain from the top surface of top grain leather is sanded away, which removes imperfections and blemishes. After sanding away the natural grain, top grain leather is imprinted with an imitation grain to give it a more uniform look. The downside is, by sanding off the natural grain, they’ve sanded off the strongest fibers in the hide.